City Council

Lakeville City Council Members are elected at-large to represent the entire community and are empowered by law to legislate citywide policy. This includes the authority to pass and enforce ordinances, establish public and administrative policies, create advisory boards and commissions, and manage the City's financial operations including preparing a budget, auditing expenditures, and transacting other City business as required by law. The City Council also serves as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) for the City. The City Council appoints a City Administrator who directs City staff on implementation of Council decisions and providing day-to-day City operations.

Matt Little 
Mayor Matt Little
mlittle@lakevillemn.gov
952-985-4410
First elected to Council: January 1, 2011
First elected as Mayor: January 2, 2013
Term expires: December 31, 2016

 
Doug Anderson 
Council Member Doug Anderson 
danderson@lakevillemn.gov
952-469-1016
First elected to Council: January 1, 2013
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Bart Davis 
Council Member Bart Davis 
bdavis@lakevillemn.gov
952-715-2883
First appointed to Council: March 4, 2013
Term expires: December 31, 2018
Colleen LaBeau 
Council Member Colleen LaBeau
clabeau@lakevillemn.gov
952-985-4170
First elected to Council: January 1, 2011
Term expires: December 31, 2018
Kerrin Swecker 
Council Member Kerrin Swecker
kswecker@lakevillemn.gov
952-469-2012
First appointed to Council: August 6, 2007
First elected to Council: January 1, 2009
Term expires: December 31, 2016

Contact the City Council

  • Send an email to all five City Council members simultaneously.
  • To contact the City Council by phone, call 952-985-4410 to leave a message. You will receive a reply in a timely manner.
  • To contact City Council members individually, use the contact information below.
  • Mayor Matt Little has office hours at City Hall on Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Call 952-985-4403 to schedule an appointment.


Meetings

  • The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
  • City Hall, 20195 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
During those times you can watch the meetings live on this website by clicking on this link. If a holiday occurs on the meeting date, the Council meets on the following evening. Council meetings are televised on Government Channel 180 and are also available for online viewing after each meeting.

Most Recent


Archived Council Agendas, Minutes, Videos


Council agendas, minutes, and meeting videos for the past six months are posted here. If you are looking for agendas or minutes from prior meetings not listed, call the City Clerk at 952-985-4404 or browse the electronic archives in our Laserfiche system.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes Video
November 21, 2016 Agenda Not yet available Play
November 18, 2016 - special meeting Agenda Not yet available  
November 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes Play
October 24, 2016 - work session Agenda Minutes  
October 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes Play
October 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes Play
September 26, 2016 - work session Agenda Minutes  
September 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes Play
September 6, 2016 Agenda Minutes Play
August 22, 2016 - work session Agenda Minutes
August 22, 2016 - special meeting Agenda Minutes  
August 15, 2016 Agenda  Minutes Play
August 1, 2016 Agenda  Minutes  Play
July 25, 2016 - work session Agenda  Minutes   
July 18, 2016 Agenda  Minutes  Play 
July 5, 2016 Agenda  Minutes  Play
June 27, 2016 - work session Agenda  Minutes   
June 20, 2016 Agenda  Minutes  Play 
June 6, 2016  Agenda Minutes  Play

About the Council


Lakeville City Council Members are elected at-large to represent the entire community and are empowered by law to legislate citywide policy. This includes the authority to pass and enforce ordinances, establish public and administrative policies, create advisory boards and commissions, and manage the City's financial operations including preparing a budget, auditing expenditures, and transacting other City business as required by law. The City Council also serves as the Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) for the City. The City Council appoints a City Administrator who directs City staff on implementation of Council decisions and providing day-to-day City operations.

Mission Statement


The City of Lakeville provides the foundation for healthy neighborhoods and successful businesses by investing in comprehensive planning, high-quality and efficient services, citizen participation, and effective partnerships.

Vision Statement


Lakeville is the choice for residents and businesses looking for a superior quality of life, unique and connected neighborhoods, and a character that reflects a strong sense of community. The City Council is currently in the process of creating a long-term visioning plan - click here for more information on Envision Lakeville.

2016 Legislative Priorities


As the 2016 Minnesota State Legislature gets underway, there will be many legislative initiatives and bills considered. The adoption of local legislative priorities is intended to portray the City's positions on a variety of issues and to communicate to Lakeville's residents, legislators, county and state officials, lobbying organizations, and other interested parties Lakeville's position on a variety of significant legislative topics.

Review a copy of the City of Lakeville 2016 Legislative Priorities (PDF) as adopted at the January 4, 2016 City Council meeting. The policies are divided into five categories including municipal revenue and taxation, transportation, housing, economic development, and general legislation. If you have any questions regarding the legislative priorities please contact the City of Lakeville Administration Department at 952-985-4403.

Envision Lakeville


In 2013 the Lakeville City Council initiated a citywide visioning process called Envision Lakeville (PDF). The purpose of the visioning process was to bring people together to share opinions and ideas about what they "envision" for the future of Lakeville. The process included input from residential, commercial, and industrial property owners as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations and a task force of community members appointed by the City Council.

School Road Safety Task Force Report


The School Road Safety Task Force (PDF) was formed in response to calls for safety improvements to County and City roads as well as calls to improve the ability of students to safely walk or ride bicycles to and from their schools.